The neuroscience of chronic pain and brain plasticity

March 13, 2020 12:00PM

About the webinar

Dr. Apkarian’s “Pain and Passion” lab at Northwestern University performs research on pain perception and brain plasticity. His work aims to alleviate clinical pain conditions by understanding brain mechanics and structures that map pain perception.

This webinar provided health care professionals with an opportunity to learn about how to explain the neuroscience behind pain management to patients in clear and concise language. Unfortunately, a recording is not available for this webinar.

Apkar V Apkarian, PhD

Apkar V Apkarian, PhD, is a Professor of Physiology, Anesthesiology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Apkarian has studied pain for two decades, both in animal models and fMRI studies in humans. His current interests include cortical dynamics of pain as well as brain plasticity. His overall goal is the uncovering of brain mechanisms underlying PAIN QUALIA. This work aims to alleviate clinical pain conditions and achieve a more profound theoretical and mechanistic understanding of the brain.